Carina Fernandes is a Forensic Handwriting and Document Examiner, as well as a Laboratory Manager, at NCForenses-Ciências Forenses (Associated Member of ENFHEX). She is a PhD student in Forensic Sciences at the University of Alcalá, has a Master Degree in Legal Medicine from the University of Porto and a Bachelor Degree in Biology, from the University of Porto. In 2017, she received the Bryan Found Research Award for "Best Student Presentation", attributed by the Association of Forensic Document Examiners, at the IGS Conference in Gaeta, Italy. In 2014 she received an "honorable mention" attributed to the poster presentation "The Influence of Alzheimer’s Disease on the Handwriting of Signatures”, at the I Conference of the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences in Coimbra, Portugal.
She is a co-coordinator of the fields of Forensic Document and Handwriting Analysis in the Portuguese Association of Forensic Sciences since June 2015, a member of the “International Graphonomics Society (IGS)” since 2016 and a Professional Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences since 2014.